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CRIM 230 - Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 ]

This introductory course is for students interested or already employed in the criminal justice system. It includes theories of delinquency causation, examination of the family relationship and juvenile delinquency, the juvenile justice system and delinquency prevention programs.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Examine the history and development of Juvenile Justice.

  1. Summarize the historical development of the Juvenile Justice System.

Goal 2:  Examine the theories of Juvenile Delinquency.

  1. Explain the theories of Juvenile Delinquency.
  2. Define key terms regarding theories of causation.
  3. Describe how different theories may explain delinquent behavior.

Goal 3:  Examine the adolescent and the influence of the family, community and environment.

  1. Describe the influences the family, community and environment have on youth.
  2. Describe effects of child abuse and neglect.
  3. Define key terms regarding elements that lead to or prevent delinquent behavior.
  4. Explain delinquency prevention strategies.

Goal 4:  Examine Juvenile Justice process through the police, courts, and corrections practices.

  1. Describe key Supreme Court cases that have influenced current Juvenile Justice practices.
  2. Explain the role of police and delinquency.
  3. Explain the role of courts and delinquency.
  4. Explain the role of corrections/treatment and delinquency.

Goal 5:  Examine the current trends in Juvenile Justice.

  1. Describe current events and trends within Juvenile Delinquency.

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